Early is the Word on the Bighorn

Early is the Word on the Bighorn

September 10, 2017 2:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Summer conditions are still hanging around for a bit, but looks like we might see fall weather this next week.  Early is still the time to go for the best fishing of the day, and to get a solid spot on the river.

 Charlie and matt bow

Tricos remain strong the entire length of the river.  Fewer fish are found up below Bighorn Access, but there are some big ones.  Get on the water early (5-6 AM) for the Dun emergence and spinner fall has been about 9 or so.  We’re starting to see some cooler nights so there is a bit of lag time until the spinners drop.  They’re getting picky out there, so size down your tippet and fly sizes for the best results.

Bolt Tricos

Get out early for some great Trico dun fishing

After noon or so, there hasn’t been a whole lot going on.  A few stragglers are found rising here and there.  Nymphing has been decent, but not great.  The grass has been a bit of a pain as it’s starting to break off, but it’s better than the spring Algae.  Fish continue to feed on Orange Scuds, Sowbugs, worms and sunk Tricos underneath the surface.  

There have been a lot of people questioning the hopper fishing. It has been pretty sparse overall as they are spraying heavy for them the past couple years.  You can get some eats here and there, but nothing consistent.  

We just put a bunch of items on sale in the shop, so stop on by to check it out!

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